CONTACT: Jami Goldstein
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jgoldstein@gcac.org

February 1, 2021

Greater Columbus Arts Council Opens #ArtUnitesCbus Film & Photography Exhibition in Community Gallery

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Greater Columbus Arts Council (Arts Council) opens the #ArtUnitesCbus Film & Photography exhibition in its community meeting room and gallery on Thursday, Feb. 4. The exhibition will be on view through May 7, 2021.

The exhibition features the 12 recipients of the #ArtUnitesCbus Film & Photography awards announced last October. The awards are a partnership between the Arts Council and Film Columbus, providing cash awards to Black photographers and filmmakers for documenting and exploring the story of the Black Lives Matter protests in Columbus and/or the art created in response to the protests.

Artists selected for the film awards are: Carter Sterling (43215), Cristyn Steward (43205) and Donte Woods-Spikes (43206).

Artists selected for the photography awards are: Kendel Boone (43004), Jamie Ceasar (43219), Teri Dashfield (43035), Asia Glenn (43147), Rashunda Holloway (43214), John Landry (43219), Ngabo Mutenda (43035), Brittoney Roane (44907) and Benjamin Willis (43201).

The Wexner Center for the Arts is screening the films online for free, Feb. 5-19. More information can be found at columbusmakesart.com/event/37569-art-unites-cbus-film-awards.

Jurors for the awards included curator and cultural organizer La Tanya Autry; photographer Vandell Cobb; American Electric Power Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Charles Patton; visual artist, researcher and educator Dawit L. Petros; and freelance writer, producer and director Gabriel Tolliver.

#ArtUnitesCbus is made possible through the generous support of the American Electric Power Foundation, Engie/The Ohio State University Energy Partners, Huntington, Cardinal Health, Grange Insurance and PNC.

The Greater Columbus Arts Council gallery exhibition can be viewed by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., until further notice. Visitors must wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines; there will be a limit of four people in the gallery at any time. Appointments may be made by e-mailing gallery@gcac.org or calling (614) 221-2606.

The Arts Council offices and gallery are located at 182 E. Long St. in downtown Columbus. The Arts Council moved into the historic building in May of 2020 after searching for a space more accessible to the community for more than six years. Its gallery space is dedicated to showing work by artists from historically marginalized communities.

Mission of the Greater Columbus Arts Council: To support and advance the arts and cultural fabric of Columbus. www.gcac.org

The Greater Columbus Arts Council receives major financial support from the City of Columbus, Franklin County Commissioners and the Ohio Arts Council.

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